Vermont Fishing - Catfish Fishing in Vermont For Channel & Other Catfish in VT
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Catfish Fishing in Vermont

There are many species of catfish and even more ways to catch them. Adults range in size from less than a pound to hundreds of pounds. They can be found in all types of water including ponds, streams, lakes and rivers. There are even species which spend a limited amount of time on dry land. Big giant catfish put up a very noble fight once hooked.

Catfish Fishing Lakes In Vermont

Catfish adapt to most kinds of water. They can be found in most rivers, parks and some private ponds. The larger schools of catfish can be found in the major Vermont lakes of Lake Champlain, Lake Memphremagog and Lake St Catherine. Monkton Pond produced the Vermont state record channel catfish.

Most catfish are considered bottom feeders to one extent or another. They will generally eat anything that can get in their mouth. Their strongest sense is smell which they use to locate potential food sources. Capitalizing on this sense is the primary weapon in your search for these creatures. Aggressive catfish have been caught on most types of fast moving bass lures so don't under estimate their ability to catch live bait.

Channel Catfish
Ictalurus punctatus

Channel Catfish

Catfish Bait

Catfish Bait

Catfish Organizations & Resources

Catfish Conservation Group
U.S. Catfish Anglers Tournaments
Planet Catfish

Learning to Fish for Catfish In Vermont

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34 lbs - 14 oz

Preferred Water Temperature

65 - 90 Degrees

Preferred Habitat

Prefers slightly stained to murky water with mild current and sand or rock bottom.

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